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In 1995 I read my first make-up book from cover to cover, The Art of Make-up by the late and great Kevyn Aucoin.  Needless to say, it changed my life.  One of the best tips I learned from that book was applying a light color to the inner corners of the eyes because one day he was studying the fresh face of a child and he noticed there was a lightness there that we lost as we got older.  So if you go back and add it, it brightens the face without anyone being able to pinpoint why you look so youthful.  And as an added bonus, it widens and separates the eyes by creating the illusion that they are further apart.  Genius.


Highlighting eyeshadow or shadow stick in a light nude, white or pale pink shade (the less shimmery, the less detectable, but if you love shimmer and don’t mind people noticing it, it’s fine), dome-shaped shadow brush or fingers.

After finishing your eyeshadow and liner, but before applying mascara, swirl the brush or pat your index finger in the highlighting shadow then with eyes closed, press it directly on top of your inner corners (the width of your finger/brush will automatically cover both the top and bottom part of your lids and the side your nose). If you’re using a shadow stick, pick a wide and chubby one and cover the same areas as listed above, just make sure to go back with your finger and blend.  Voila!  It’s that simple to do and yet it does so much.

XO Amy Nadine